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Poster: ducats Date: Oct 7, 2008 1:58pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Its not right

hey - I see you folks are using MY LINE, but out of context!

Against my better judgement I will once again explain;

It was/is to be used to address certain (I think originally just one?) posters in advance of them posting - I guess sort of like the policy of pre-emption!

If you must continue I guess I can acquiesce but might you consider a footnote to the author?

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Poster: wineland Date: Oct 7, 2008 2:40pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Its not right

Pre-emptive, is that like the Bush Doctrine?

In similar news, blow me*.



* reference ducats

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Poster: William Tell Date: Oct 7, 2008 5:08pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Its not right

Mavericky.*

*Bluedevil.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Oct 7, 2008 5:30pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Its not right

Thanks, but credit must go to Tina Fey and/or the SNL writer responsible for that line - which may turn out to be a verbatim quote of Sarah Palin

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Poster: William Tell Date: Oct 7, 2008 5:50pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Its not right

Hey! Don't get me started...I am much OLDER that ducats, and sorry to say, but I requested a 'blow me' long before he did (sorry, ducats, but it's true). But, of course, I only borrowed it from some older kid...

Tina will forever live in my heart. Gotta love her.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Oct 7, 2008 6:32pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Its not right

Who You Callin’ a Maverick?
By JOHN SCHWARTZ

There’s that word again: maverick. In Thursday’s vice-presidential debate, Gov. Sarah Palin of Alaska, the Republican candidate, used it to describe herself and her running mate, Senator John McCain, no fewer than six times, at one point calling him “the consummate maverick.”

But to those who know the history of the word, applying it to Mr. McCain is a bit of a stretch — and to one Texas family in particular it is even a bit offensive.

“I’m just enraged that McCain calls himself a maverick,” said Terrellita Maverick, 82, a San Antonio native who proudly carries the name of a family that has been known for its progressive politics since the 1600s, when an early ancestor in Boston got into trouble with the law over his agitation for the rights of indentured servants.

In the 1800s, Samuel Augustus Maverick went to Texas and became known for not branding his cattle. He was more interested in keeping track of the land he owned than the livestock on it, Ms. Maverick said; unbranded cattle, then, were called “Maverick’s.” [and a pretty damn good way to increase the size of your herd w/o paying for more] The name came to mean anyone who didn’t bear another’s brand.

Sam Maverick’s grandson, Fontaine Maury Maverick, was a two-term congressman and a mayor of San Antonio who lost his mayoral re-election bid when conservatives labeled him a Communist. He served in the Roosevelt administration on the Smaller War Plants Corporation and is best known for another coinage. He came up with the term “gobbledygook” in frustration at the convoluted language of bureaucrats.

This Maverick’s son, Maury Jr., was a firebrand civil libertarian and lawyer who defended draft resisters, atheists and others scorned by society. He served in the Texas Legislature during the McCarthy era and wrote fiery columns for The San Antonio Express-News. His final column, published on Feb. 2, 2003, just after he died at 82, was an attack on the coming war in Iraq.

Terrellita Maverick, sister of Maury Jr., is a member emeritus of the board of the San Antonio chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union of Texas.

Considering the family’s long history of association with liberalism and progressive ideals, it should come as no surprise that Ms. Maverick insists that John McCain, who has voted so often with his party, “is in no way a maverick, in uppercase or lowercase.”

“It’s just incredible — the nerve! — to suggest that he’s not part of that Republican herd. Every time we hear it, all my children and I and all my family shrink a little and say, ‘Oh, my God, he said it again.’ ”

“He’s a Republican,” she said. “He’s branded.”

Or as Zippy the Pinheads says: "All life is a blur of Republicans and meat."

This post was modified by bluedevil on 2008-10-08 01:32:49

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Oct 7, 2008 2:11pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Its not right

blow me*





* reference ducats

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Poster: ducats Date: Oct 7, 2008 2:25pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Its not right

I replied to you down below ie. tix + bklyn

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffNoiseCollector Date: Oct 7, 2008 2:31pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Its not right

http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5icgCaHWd7SJ3orIZ60BGxxn9wpqAD93LSI181

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Poster: rastamon Date: Oct 7, 2008 2:34pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Its not right

good investment, a little super glue, a crazy women = 2 lottery win's. Any volunteers?

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Oct 7, 2008 2:13pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Its not right

This is kind of like when Trump wanted to copyright "You're fired!".

In defense of the public domain, "blow me" (Oh shit, I have to give credit where due - see ducats).

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Poster: rastamon Date: Oct 7, 2008 2:26pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Its not right

*BLOW ME!*

so it's not a gay thing??? (not that there's anything wrong with that)
whew! I'm sooooo relieved! Lets party




*ducats reference

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Oct 8, 2008 1:15am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Its not right - no it damn well isn't

If you're so keen on correct attribution then it's about time you acknowledged your debt to SDH who was using the 'blow me' phrase a long time before you adopted it. I call cush as witness for the prosecution:
http://www.archive.org/iathreads/post-view.php?id=105733

So how about coming up with something of your own instead of the tedious and witless plagiarism?

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Poster: William Tell Date: Oct 8, 2008 6:50pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Its not right - no it damn well isn't

Well I'll be damned!? You will trust that I came up with my "DB" and "BD" lawsuit on my own...or maybe not...but I did just read this and see, as so often, you are way out ahead of me.

Day late and a dollar short; even the "copyright infringement" line ain't mine!

Oh well; back to politics (hope it's not too boring for you!).

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Oct 8, 2008 7:14pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Its not right - no it damn well isn't

I know absolutely nothing about Scottish politics, but you have to admit, they built a pretty damn cool parliament building....